Chairman’s Message

This year marks the 26th year since the first AV Show was held in Malaysia in 1994.   The KL International AV Show is undoubtedly the longest running AV Show in the Asean region, and,  I was informed, although there was no way to verify the fact, that it is also the third longest running AV Show in the world.

Also crucial to note is this year’s official venue for the KL International AV Show has changed, yet once again and is now at The Vistana Hotel, Kuala Lumpur Titiwangsa located at No.9 Jalan Lumut, Off Jalan Ipoh.  Most of you would of course know that by now.

One of the many YTL selection of fine hotels which include the J.W. Marriott that hosted the previous KL International AV Shows from 2001 -2016, The Vistana will undoubtedly prove to be an ideal venue for the KL International AV Show 2019 and hopefully many more years to come.

A compact yet modern and efficient running business hotel, The Vistana Hotel  is thoroughly equipped to host the KL International AV Show with its 12 function rooms , 1 Banquet room and up to 360 units of ideally sized bedrooms.  The exhibit rooms are located on levels 1,2,3,5 and 6  are easily accessible  being located one above another.

In the interest of convenience and guaranteed accessibility of all exhibits, the Show, after purchase of tickets will commence at the topmost level at the 6th floor and works its way down.  Floor to Floor accessibility is  via the allocated guest lifts.

Plan is also afoot to organise an exhibit of vintage audio.  Intended purely to be  educational this exhibit, hopefully to be located at the ground floor of the hotel, will include vintage audio components of at least 40 years old.  Though considered obsolete all of the components to be featured are infact still in excellent working condition and are kindly on loan by likeminded enthusiasts.

The aim here is to reach out to young potential enthusiasts who may well benefit from how audio components from yesteryear  looked and sounded like.

That aside I am also pleased to announce that the eighth edition of our limited edition Commemorative CD will once again be given away to every paying visitor to the KL International AV Show 2019. This year Jo has managed to give us yet again another fifteen tracks of gold filled audio gems and we hope you will enjoy them.

From a technology point of view the 4K UHD market continues to grow as the availability of 4K UHD Bluray Discs grows.  That  fact alone will undoubtedly fuel the already fast developing 4K display market in both the UHDTV and UHD projection sector.  Equally important is the recent surge of availability of sub RM5,000 4K projectors that firmly placed UHD projectors in the crucial middle mass market.

In any event whether you are in the market for a new turntable or  valve  stereo amplifier or the latest in digital  surround sound home theatre systems or a big  screen super high resolution TV or projector, you are assured of finding it at the KL International AV Show 2019 .

As most of our exhibitors will tell you, if its AV we have got it!

While there will always be super expensive state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment for the lucky and rich, good home entertainment products as you will witness in the KL International AV Show,  are no longer the privilege of the rich few.


Dick Tan
Organising Committee
KL International AV Show 2019